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What really makes a mobile device screen readable outdoors.
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Michael Dell's keynote at Dell World 2013
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Why Dell Rugged?
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How tough are Dell rugged notebooks (humorous)?
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Dell E6420 XFR Ballistic Armor Protection
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Dell Rugged Computing For Extreme Conditions

Computing solutions deployed in harsh environments require the highest degree of durability. Because these devices run mission-critical applications, failure can lead to costly downtime or jeopardize an important mission.

With Dell Rugged computing solutions, you can get military-grade durability and reliability with the business level of support and manageability that you've come to expect from Dell. No matter where your job takes you, Dell Rugged computing solutions can handle your demanding work environment with:

  • Protection from the hazards of your workplace
  • Bright, sunlight-readable displays with optional resistive touch
  • Wireless and mobile broadband options for connectivity anywhere
  • Optional in-vehicle docking and ecosystem solutions
  • A business level of manageability, security and support
Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme

When you want the next step in rugged laptops for your tough work environment, the Intel Haswell powered Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme notebook offers strong performance and reliable data protection in a design that's built to withstand the most challenging environments. Rugged technologies such as aluminum alloy chassis material, IP65 ingress protection and sophisticated thermal management offer protection against accidental drops, water, dust, and extreme temperatures and help make the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme suitable for virtually any working environment. Additionally, the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme has been independently tested to MIL-STD-810G, IP-65, MIL-STD-461F and UL1604 standards.

Dell Latitude 14 Rugged

The Intel Haswell powered Latitude 14 Rugged notebook is for those who want a Dell laptop that can go where standard notebook usually don't, but don't need the maximum protection Dell's Rugged Extreme models offer. The Latitude 14 Rugged comes with all of the latest connection options and supports integrated legacy ports such as serial and PCMCIA so nothing stands between you and your work. With best-in-class rugged performance and proven enterprise-class security and manageability, the Latitude 14 Rugged notebook powered by Intel enables you to push your limits and deliver in almost any harsh environment.

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme

When your tough work environment requires both a notebook and a tablet computer, the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook offers the best of both worlds in a ultra-rugged design with a unique flip-hinge. The machine presents strong Intel Haswell performance and reliable data protection in a design that's built to withstand the most challenging environments. Rugged technologies such as aluminum alloy chassis material, IP65 ingress protection and sophisticated thermal management offer protection against accidental drops, water, dust, and extreme temperatures and help make the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme suitable for virtually any working environment.

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet

Building on the performance and features of their their existing Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook, Dell created the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. In essence, Dell condensed the guts of their convertible into a pure tablet form factor, retaining the same 11.6-inch display size and much of the functionality, but paring 40% of the weight and updating underlying technologies in the process. Offering capacitive multi-touch, the Latiude 12 Rugged Tablet is also "glove-capable," which is important as field work often requires the wearing of gloves and it's impractical to take them off every time the tablet is used.

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Dell Rugged News
A couple of days at Dell Rugged in Austin, Texas
Dell is best known as one of the world's top-three PC vendors, shipping tens of millions every year. What is less well known is that Dell also makes rugged laptops, convertibles and tablets, those being the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme and Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme, the Latitude 14 Rugged, and the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. RuggedPCReview had the chance to visit Dell's testing grounds, Global Command Center, and the Dell Rugged labs. [See illustrated report on Dell Rugged] -- Posted Monday, September 26, 2016 by chb

Dell to include NEXT area fingerprint sensor in rugged notebooks and tablets
NEXT Biometrics announced that Dell has implemented NEXT fingerprint sensors in a range of their 2016 commercial and ruggedized market notebook and tablet products. Research shows that size is key to fingerprint sensor system performance, and NEXT's active thermal principle area fingerprint sensors are a cost-effective solution. -- Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by chb

Review: Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
The Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme is the follow-up to the Latitude E6420 XFR, which for several years had been one of the best fully rugged laptops available. We wondered what Dell had done for an encore, and how the new big Dell compared to its storied predecessor. After using a 14 Rugged Extreme for several months, we have a good idea, and our detailed review explains what the new full-size rugged Dell is all about and what it can do. [See review of the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme] -- Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by chb

HZO and Dell partner to protect the new Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
HZO, Inc, which provides manufacturers and device makers with a nanotechnology solution that inoculate electronic components and devices from damage and failure caused by exposure to any kind of liquid, announced it has partnered with Dell to protect its new Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. HZO says that the new rugged Dell tablet is one of the first devices with HZO Protection that is built to withstand long-term exposure to the harshest weather and industrial conditions. [See HZO media release] -- Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by chb

Dell launches Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
Dell announced the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet to complement its line of rugged laptops and rugged convertible notebooks. The new tablet has a 11.6-inch capacitive multi-touch screen that can be operated with gloves, weighs 3.6 pounds, is IP65-sealed, and is available with ATEX and C1D2 certification for use in hazardous locations. Based on Intel's super-efficient Broadwell-M processors, the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet has up to 12 hours battery life. Modular expansion can cover even unique interface requirements. Dell's new tablet starts at around US$1,600 and will be available by the end of July. [See description, analysis and specs of the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet] -- Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by chb

Full review: Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme
There are only a few fully rugged convertible laptops, and the Dell Latitude 12 RuggedExtreme is one of them. Equipped with a unique flip-hinge, the device can be turned from conventional laptop to tablet in a couple of seconds. The Dell convertible is based on ultra-low voltage Intel Haswell processors, has a bright 11.6-inch resistive multi-touch display that works with gloves and in the rain, and offers excellent outdoor view ability. There's ample onboard connectivity, and the machine is tough enough to be used just about anywhere. [See full review of the Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme] -- Posted Friday, March 6, 2015 by chb

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